Try Rebooting Yourself During Your Job Search: Control Alt Delete

You know those times when we feel stuck? When it feels like no matter how hard we push, nothing seems to go quite right, or at least not how we wanted.  When life seems to lock up at the wrong time.  And it’s all unplanned.  What do we do when our computers or devices lock up, get overloaded, stuck?  The first method of trouble shooting:  Hit Control, Alt, Delete.  Somehow, it actually works.  And I thought about restarting in life.

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Five Ways to Generate Referrals

What is the biggest mistake that keeps most people from getting more referrals?

The most common mistake is: We don’t ask. If we do ask, quite honestly, most people are not that good at it. The most common method is a general question like, “Do you know anyone who would be a good person for my business?” They normally roll their eyes back, put their hand to their chin with a furrowed brow and respond, “No, can’t think of anybody.”

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Five Networking Tips for the Holiday Season

The holiday season often brings us in contact with people we don’t see very much during the year, such as former work colleagues, neighbors, relatives, and old friends. These people can all be very influential members of your network. Holiday networking opportunities can allow you to reconnect so you can naturally follow up at the start of the new year to ask for more specific assistance. Discover how to make them influential in your job search with these holiday networking tips.

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What is your Career Path?

Hire Consulting Services (HCS) is for business executives and professionals who are currently in career transition, planning to make a career change or start a new business. It’s all about “Hire Education and Career Path Coaching” and it’s designed to be a collaborative compass to help you calibrate your true north. Every goal with every client is made with the singular purpose of allowing you to choose the right career path by discovering trends, tools and knowledge to secure a more fulfilling, rewarding and productive career.

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11 + 2 Bonus Tips to Speed Up Your Job Search

There are a number of things to take into account during a job search. Following these 13 tips will put you ahead of the competition and speed you on your way to landing your new job. 

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How to Use Google to Search LinkedIn’s Top 25 Lists

Did you know that LinkedIn lists “Top 25” profiles of people and categories under virtually any criteria you can think of?

As a LinkedIn User, you have to do the search in a Private Browsing window, (incognito mode) otherwise you will see something different and it might also affect your LinkedIn Advanced Search “commercial limit”. Private searching can be an important factor for discovering your personal ranking, which can enhance or detract from internet sourcing that recruiters use to find candidates for their job search assignments.

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The Passing of a Career Management Legend: John C. Lucht

Career management legend John C. Lucht died April 13. Lucht was a virtuoso of savvy strategy and the architect of countless innovative career moves benefiting not only executives and top professionals, but the workforce at large.

Millions of his readers gained insider knowledge of the recruiting industry through Lucht’s eyes, learning how to cut the best deals by following the wisdom revealed in his frequently updated books, especially “Rites of Passage at $100,000 to $1 Million+.”

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The Most Accurate Pie Chart for Job Seekers

Once upon a time, an out of work job seeker was starting to develop a case of self-doubt wondering if he would ever get a job. After weeks of searching, spending a great deal of time and effort filling out applications, sending in specific information and waiting, he determined his experience was not what employers wanted.

From there, he began to reason that he might need to lower his sights and look for positions below his skill level and compensation just so he could get a job. He was so frustrated – just about ready to settle for anything – that he tried something new: He laid out his activities in a pie chart.
Within minutes of thinking about where he spent his time and energy, it became clear he was putting most his effort in areas that produced the least results. He was spending 75 percent of his time answering ads, diligently applying everywhere there was a position. The other 25 percent of his time was spent on the No. 1 way to find a job – Networking.

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Career Alternatives: Is Self-Employment Right for You?

Sitting on the fence in regards to getting another job versus starting a consulting practice can be a difficult decision to make. The key to this decision is to weigh all the pros and cons and determine your original reason why you are thinking about self-employment or working for another company.

There are several questions you need to ask yourself before you proceed with starting a home based consulting business:

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The “Original” 50 Shades of Grey

Fifty isn’t as old as it used to be. The average American today lives 29 years longer today than at the turn of the last century — but those years are being tacked on to middle age, not old age. People today are in better health and are planning to work longer. They have a whole career in front of them.


What to do if you still want to keep working?

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